What makes a garden therapeutic? The basic features of a therapeutic garden can include wide and gently graded accessible entrances and paths, raised planting beds and containers, and a sensory-oriented plant selection focused on color, texture, and fragrance. A therapeutic garden is a plant-dominated environment specifically designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature either passively or actively depending on the garden design and users’ needs.
By Laura DePrado
Published in the Somerville Courier News 09/29/2013, Page B1